Tuesday, 21 December 2010
I've only been out east for just over a year, and I'd never heard of the Elgin Theatre and Winter Garden in Toronto until yesterday. It looks like a fabulous piece of architecture, though--on my must-see list for next time I travel up to the big TO. Read more at Suite101: Elgin Theatre, Toronto: History, Shows and Visitor Info
Posted by David L Rattigan at 16:31
Friday, 17 December 2010
2010 has seen the passing of two Hammer horror greats: director Roy Ward Baker and scream queen Ingrid Pitt. It's time to educate yourself on the output of the great British Gothic horror studio, which made such classics as Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein and The Devil Rides Out. Read my introduction to the Hammer horror films at Squidoo: Hammer Horror 101
Posted by David L Rattigan at 13:45
The main belief that sets Pentecostals apart from other Christians is the doctrine of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, an experience of God's power available to all believers following conversion. Speaking in tongues--other languages, human or heavenly--is the main evidence of this experience, according to traditional (or classical) Pentecostals. To find about more about Pentecostal beliefs and practices, read here: Suite 101: Pentecostal Beliefs: An Introduction
Posted by David L Rattigan at 06:27
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
A cute pet spawns a legion of monsters in this 1984 horror-comedy from director Joe Dante and producer Steven Spielberg.
The movie could have been darker, but Spielberg reportedly steered the production in a more family-oriented direction. The result still has a few scares, however, and Gremlins remains a lot of fun today, providing ... [Read more at Hub Pages: Gremlins (1984): Movie Review]
Posted by David L Rattigan at 11:07
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Looking for ideas for family activities when you're snowed in?
Posted by David L Rattigan at 14:19
Thursday, 2 December 2010
After being open less than nine months, Love Never Dies, the stage sequel to the hit musical The Phantom of the Opera, has been given a revamp. The production opened in London's West End in March 2010 to mixed reviews and a barrage of complaints from die-hard "Phans" of the original show. Criticisms ranged from the banality of Glenn Slater's lyrics to the improbable plot turns and character twists of Ben Elton's story and book.
To rescue the show, impresario and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber shut down performances for three weeks in November so the cast could rehearse a new version ... [Read more at Hub Pages: Love Never Dies: The Changes]
Posted by David L Rattigan at 11:57
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Need to Find Edgar Allan Poe's Poems on the Web?
Finding Edgar Allan Poe poems online is thankfully pretty easy, since Poe's works are out of copyright--the American literary giant died in 1849. If you need to read Poe's fiction, poetry or short works for your school essay, college term paper, university research paper or just for the sheer delight of enjoying a master of the macabre ... [Read more at Hub Pages: Read Edgar Allan Poe Poems Online]
Posted by David L Rattigan at 10:56
Five Great Places to Visit in Liverpool, England
It was for good reason that the European Union designated Liverpool its 2008 City of Culture. Although to many people Liverpool is all about The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club, there's so much more to explore and discover in this historic city. ... [Read about Liverpool Cathedral, the Walker Art Gallery and more at Hub Pages: Best Liverpool Cultural Attractions]
Posted by David L Rattigan at 10:52